Banned Books Week: Challenged graphic novels

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Banned Books Week: Challenged graphic novels

The Huffington Post has a list of the 10 most popular graphic novels that have been challenged in libraries. The list purports to be from the American Library Association, but I can’t find it on their site; I suspect they pulled the graphic novels off several lists of challenged books. Here they are:

Absolute Sandman, by Neil Gaiman and others
Blankets, by Craig Thompson
Bone, by Jeff Smith
Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel
Maus, by Art Spiegelman
Pride of Baghdad, by Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon
Tank Girl, by Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin
The Dark Knight Strikes Again, by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier, by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill
Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Notably absent from the list is any mention of manga, which has been challenged in several libraries recently.